Spicy Shredded Chicken Recipe
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Spicy Shredded Chicken Recipe

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I like to serve this chicken with warm tortillas, rice, beans and salsa. For an equally awesome dish, you can easily substitute beef or pork for the chicken. —Heather Walker, Scottsdale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 202 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in batches. Transfer to a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Add 1 cup broth to pan. Cook, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.
  2. Stir in onions and green pepper; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in seasonings; cook 1-2 minutes. Add tomato and remaining broth; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little reduced-sodium broth or water if necessary.
Originally published as Spicy Shredded Chicken in Simple & Delicious February/March 2014

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 202 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"This was good, but not great. I did make a couple of substitutions using a yellow pepper instead of a green one and half of a Texas 1015 onion since I don't like green onions. I also added 1 T of oregano and some garlic salt to taste because it just seemed to be missing a little something. I would make this again, but next time I'm going to drain the grease off before adding the broth to the pan because it was a little greasy."

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"Oh, my goodness, this is so yummy! Heather, you are a genius if you created this yourself. Thank you so much for sharing. I just test tasted it and it is so good. I used half the amount of chicken ('cause I don't have chicken thighs on hand) so I cut the spices in half accordingly. I also used only 2 cups of the broth. I can't wait to have this for dinner... two hours to go! LOL"

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